MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

Hazardous according to criteria of Worksafe Australia

Date of Issue : Oct 1997


1. IDENTIFICATION


General

Product Name : FERROUS SULPHATE

Other Names : IRON SULPHATE ; IRON VITRIOL ; COPERAS GREEN VITRIOL ; SAL CHALYBIS

UN No. : N/A

Dangerous Goods Class : None Allocated

Subsidiary Risk : None Allocated

Hazchem Code : N/A

Pack Group : 0

EPG : N/A

Poisons Schedule : N/A

Uses :

Iron oxide pigment, other iron salts, ferrites, water and sewage treatment, catalyst especially for synthetic ammonia, fertiliser, feed additive, flour enrichment, reducing agent, herbicide, wood preservative, process engraving.

1.1 Physical Description / Properties

Appearance : Greenish or yellowish-brown crystals or granules, odourless.

Formula : FeSO4.xH2O

Boiling Point : N/A deg C

Melting Point : 64 deg C

Vapour Pressure : N/A

Specific Gravity : 2.9 (water = 1)

Flash Point : N/A

pH : N/A ()

Solubility in water : >100 g/l (25 deg C)

Flammability Limits (as percentage volume in air)

Lower Explosion Limit : N/A

Upper Explosion Limit : N/A

1.2 Other Properties

Soluble in water with saline taste, insoluble in alcohol.

1.3 Ingredients

Chemical EntityCAS No.Proportions (%)
FERROUS SULPHATE[ 7782-63-0]100


2. HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION


2.1 Health Effects - Acute

Swallowed

Gastrointestinal discomfor, vomiting, diarrhoea. Symptoms of the ingestion of large amounts may be delayed for several hours and may include epigastric pain, haematemesis and possible circulatory failure. Hours or days after apparent recovery metabolic acidosis, convulsions and coma may occur. If the patient survives, symptoms of acute liver necrosis may develop and could lead to death due to heptic coma.

Eye

Moderate eye irritant.

Skin

Practically non-harmful.

Inhaled

No data available

2.2 Health Effects - Chronic

Chronic symptoms by ingestion are constipation which has been reported in the continued administration of medicinal amounts of iron salts.

2.3 First Aid

Swallowed

Where the amount exceeds 300 mg seek immediate medical aid. Poison Information Centres in each State capital city can provide additional assistance.

Eye

Irrigate with cold running water. If soreness or irritation persists seek medical aid.

Skin

Remove contaminated clothing and wash affected area with running water. Seek medical aid if irritation persists.

Inhaled

Remove victim from exposure - avoid becoming casualty. Seek medical attention if discomfort persists.

First Aid Facilities

Ensure an eye bath and safety shower are available and ready for use.

2.5 Advice to Doctor

Treat symptomatically based on judgement of doctor and individual reactions of patient. Primary routes of entry are by ingestion, inhalation, skin contact and eye contact. Symptoms may be delayed for hours or days.

2.6 Toxicity Data

Oral LD50 = 1480 mg/kg (Rat) Dermal LD50 = not available Inhalation LC50 = not available


3. PRECAUTIONS FOR USE


3.1 Exposure Standards

No value assigned for this specific material by the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (Worksafe Australia). For iron salts, soluble as Fe : TLV - 1 mg/m3. As published by the National Health & Medical Research Council.

3.2 Engineering Controls

Ensure adequate general or local exhaust ventilation to maintain airborne concentrations below the exposure limit.

3.3 Personal Protection

Wear safety glasses with side shields. Use a dust mask or respirator with dust cartridge. Wash hands and face thoroughly after handling and before eating, drinking, smoking or using toilet facilities.

3.4 Flammability

Not flammable under normal conditions of use.


SAFE HANDLING INFORMATION


4.1 Storage / Transport

Not defined as a Dangerous Good by the Australian Code for the transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail. No special storage or transport requirements necessary. Store in a dry well-ventilated location.

4.2 Packaging / Labelling

UN No. N/A

Class None Allocated

Sub Risk None Allocated

Hazchem Code N/A

Pack Group 0

EPG No. N/A

Shipping Name FERROUS SULPHATE

Hazard HARMFUL

Risk Phrases

R22 Harmful if swallowed.

Safety Phrases

S24/25 Avoid contact with skin and eyes.

4.3 Spills and Disposal

Spills

Clean up personnel should wear full protective clothing including breathing apparatus if dusty conditions prevail.

Carefully vacuum or sweep up and remove. Store in well sealed contianers for reuse or disposal.

Disposal

Dispose of in accordance with all Local, State and Federal regulations at an approved waste dispsoal facility.

4.4 FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD

Fire / Explosion

Not combustible. Can decompose in a fire emitting toxic SOx fumes.

Extinguishing Media

Fire-fighters should wear full protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Use equipment/media appropriate to surrounding fire conditions. Not advisable to use chlorinate dtype extinguishers as there is the possibility of toxic fumes being produced by the catalytic decomposition of the chlorinated compound.


5 OTHER INFORMATION


Other Information

No data available

5.1 Contact Points

OrganisationLocationTelephoneAsk For
Redox Chemicals Pty LtdWetherill Park NSW02-97255155Technical Officer
Poisons Information CentreWestmead131129 
1800-251525